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Published on : Sunday, June 26, 2016
The agreement has been signed by the General Director of ORGA the Ministry of Justice, Isabel Tarazona, and the General Director of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Miguel Angel Recio.
This protocol will define the lines of collaboration between the Ministry of Justice (through the Office of Recovery and Asset Management) and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (through the Directorate General of Fine Arts and Cultural Assets and Archives and Libraries) for development by ORGA (Office of Recovery and Asset Management) of its powers in relation to cultural heritage assets.
The signing of this protocol will boost and reinforce the exercise of the powers of the ORGA with respect to seized or confiscated Cultural Heritage assets or likely to be, to provide a more agile and efficient service of the Administration of Justice, and anticipate the protection of those works which by their special cultural value is in the public interest to pursue any of the Spanish public Collections future assignment.
Likewise, the protocol provides for the creation of a Monitoring Committee composed of two representatives appointed by each of the ministries to ensure the proper development and implementation, promoting the adoption of measures and actions necessary for the best fulfilment of common objectives and propose amendments to the Protocol deemed appropriate.